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Escape From Tomorrow Reviews

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Chase Whale
November 8, 2013
Aside from the really awesome poster, the much talked about ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW has nothing else to offer.
Top Critic
October 10, 2013
Escape From Tomorrow soon turns into an endless loop of Expressionist symbolism, scoring its blunt points over and over until at last it limps off the screen, trailing suggestions of a reboot with altered players.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 11, 2013
The cool part: It was shot inside Disney World (and Disneyland) on the sly. The problem: It runs out of plot and compelling characters fairly early.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine
October 10, 2013
The feature debut of writer-director Randy Moore has a juicy cultural totem in its sights, the Disney empire, but it misses more than it hits.
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Todd Gilchrist
September 23, 2013
Randall Moore's film feels, quite frankly, like a Disney-fied version of a David Lynch film, exposing the underbelly of an American institution without offering any sort of real critique and featuring characters too unlikeable to care about.
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Dan Kois
October 11, 2013
[A] creepy, inventive, nearly successful little movie ...
Brian Orndorf
September 26, 2013
Tomorrow doesn't demand deeper inspection. It's an inept lark that's lucked into theatrical release due to the sanctity of its target, forgetting that actual filmmaking skill counts in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 14, 2013
The effects-heavy movie flies off into exotic yet inconsequential science-fiction visions; Moore's view of the macabre in the banal is a tepid successor to David Lynch's.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 13, 2013
Nothing this potentially dangerous should be this tedious to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 27, 2013
Mainly a one-trick Goofy-show, connecting a famous family-fun park with adult voyeurism, paranoid delusions and sexual obsession. There's a tedium to Jim's sex-obsession, some Freudian 101 symbolism, and the shrewishness of Jim's wife is too much.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 24, 2013
It's really just a middling fantasy about a middle-aged dad having a meltdown during a family vacation to the Magic Kingdom, with a few scattered sci-fi and horror elements thrown in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
October 24, 2013
Kinda Goofy, very Dumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
October 14, 2013
Part black-and-white student thesis film, part subversive attack on corporate-peddled American fantasy, Moore's film casts a spell -- until it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 21, 2013
Sinister and surreal, it's an eerie, experimental curiousity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 29, 2014
Whatever the technical intrigue of a film shot guerilla-style at Disney World, the would-be surreal midlife crisis that ended up onscreen doesn't work... at all.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2013
As a movie, "Escape From Tomorrow" is at best pretty good, but the way it was made makes it something unique, possibly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 10, 2013
None of it is as scary or as funny as it should be, and what starts out as a sly thumb in the eye of corporate power ends up as a muddled and amateurish homage to David Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 11, 2013
"Escape From Tomorrow" delights in randomness, stumbling down one rabbit hole after another. Nothing really builds, from one scene to the next; it's like doing a Sudoku puzzle in disappearing ink.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 8, 2013
What we're left with are a bunch of unseasoned performers and a first-time filmmaker clearly out of his depth ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 13, 2013
It's ultimately clear that the story behind Escape from Tomorrow's production is far more compelling and interesting than the film itself...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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